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  • Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones

    Federal grants to create 'cradle to career' services in LAUSD zones
    Local officials on Wednesday announced a milestone -- $36 million in federal grants -- for an ambitious program to provide a full range of social and education services to students and their families in several neighborhoods.
  • Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans

    Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans
    Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. In March,...

    Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting

    Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting
    As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting. Medical foster homes place up to three...

    Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

    Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy
    The publicity campaign promised a new summer program at Point Dume for poor children, funded in part by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation. A smiling Sterling was shown next to a horse in some newspaper ads. In others, the foundation described...

    Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse

    Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse
    More than half the children who died as a result of child abuse and neglect in Virginia in the year ending June 30, 2013, didn't live to see their first birthday, according to the annual report of the Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team, released...